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Manufactured/Badged by:
Walker-Turner Co., Inc.
Jersey City, NJ; Plainfield, NJ

True Manufacturer:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, PA
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 14"
Submitted By: Larry Hampton
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Super-Hi Speed DP
Date of Manufacturer: after 1956
Serial Number: 126-202
Last Updated 4/18/2016 12:37:43 AM

Comments:
Early this February the Colorado OWWMers received an urgent phone/text notification from a member about a machine shop that needed to get rid of some machines that came with another shop that had been bought out. No space. In a hurry. Free to whomever would remove then that evening. A fair number of us gathered and divvied up an impressive collection of perfectly good machines. My intent was to just be there to help out, but this unusual little DP found its way into my truck since nobody else wanted it. (Actually, Tony said he'd take it but he had no more room in his truck. I took it home for him, decided I wanted to keep it, and Tony was ok with that. He knows I have this thing for drill presses.)
Rockwell bought W-T in 1956, it is said, and kept the name as the Walker-Turner Division. This machine showed up some time after that. Its application is specifically for drilling small and extremely small holes at high speed. The manual recommends against using a bit any larger than 1/8", though the stock Jacobs #7 chuck can accommodate up to 1/4". The speeds range up to 12,000 RPM with the 3450 RPM motor supplied with the DP. I believe that this motor is the original.
The belt cover is hinged at the front, tilting up for easy access to the 1/2" flat belt, making for easy speed changes.
There is a knob rather than a lever to control the quill, I presume to make for more sensitivity. A previous owner added a lever.
Of interest, the weight of the head is offset by a spring counterbalance, to ease the raising and lowering of the head on the column.

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Comments: The switch is controlled by a factory-supplied sliding rod. Note counterbalance housed in top of column.
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Comments: Only moderate wear.
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Photo 3:

Comments: Clear instructions.
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Comments: Belt cover tilted up for easy access to the flat belt.
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Comments: Shop-built lever to supplement control knob. Machine not even cleaned up yet.
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Comments: motor tag
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